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How to create clickable table of contents in a PDF?

k2pdfopt (free, open source) can also do this by supplying a text file. See the -toclist option. Use like so: k2pdfopt -mode copy -n -toclist my_chapter_list.txt srcfile.pdf -o outfile.pdf ......
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How to create clickable table of contents in a PDF?

Jpdfbookmark can work for scanned books Prepare the TOC in .txt file Chapter 1. The Beginning/23 Para 1.1 Child of The Beginning/25,FitWidth,96 Para 1.1.1 Child of Child of The ...
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Why is Hard copy book black and white, but Ebook is color?

Obviously cost is the major concern, but often the importance of having color graphics in a printed book is overrated. For example, I have published a few print technical books with lots of ...
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Can a PDF run scripts or code?

Yes, it can JavaScript or what they call as Acrobat Javascript , but not all the PDF viewer can are designed to follow the Adobe Javascript API. There are few limitations defined in the API, it can ...
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How to export (or share) a highlighted PDF from Kindle Reader?

Kindles' have USB Drive Mode. which allows you to export all of your notes (except pictures): Plug the Kindle to your computer. Open the Kindle folder. Go to the documents. Get the My Clippings.txt ...
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I am looking for a software or a way to list, extract, count, in short, analyze a book which is in epub or pdf format

Here is one way to find the number of words in an epub file sorted by their frequency, with the words used the most at the top of the list. This is done on a Mac laptop and will also work on Unix ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

I have created a python code for this purpose. It solves my problem and hope it will be helpful for others. Background : I had 2 sided pdf document which I had to zoom for clarity. I decide to create ...
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Calibre to Kindle Book Transfer

Increasing font size and spacing is a frequent problem for PDFs, especially for tablets that are 6 inch. PDFs are supposed to be printable documents, and so font size and other things tend to be fixed ...
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What kind of k2pdfopt optimizations should I be using for these sample pages of a PDF?

Since this source has notes in the margins, use the -nl and -nr options. For this example, like so: k2pdfopt -nl2e- -nr3o- source.pdf -o converted.pdf
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How to install KOReader on Kobo Aura ONE

I was impatient so I went ahead with the procedure. (Although worried about bricking a new device, I got it mainly to read PDFs and therefore really wanted to have KOReader up and running). So I will ...
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

Pandoc is your friend here. Pandoc can take your input file (LaTeX, markdown, other) and transform it to PDF, EPUB, HTML (and many more). Pandoc is cross-platform and free under the GPL, although ...
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Annotation of non-Amazon books on Kindle Paperwhite

Update 2018: Got an epub book? Best way at the moment for most qualiity and support is renaming to .txt (or png?) and sending to kindle email adress with convert subject (doesn t even need convert ...
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How to create clickable table of contents in a PDF?

I wrote an open source command line toolset called pdf.tocgen just for doing this. It uses the embedded font attributes and position information of headings to generate a table of contents ...
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How to create clickable table of contents in a PDF?

THIS PART IS EDITED For 'software-generated' PDF-files, i.e. PDF's not created from scans, I recommend to use (and upvote the answer by Krasjet) pdf.tocgen. Using this package becomes even easier with ...
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How to create clickable table of contents in a PDF?

I am used to a simple and free tool that adds clickable bookmarks to PDF or DjVU files: http://handyoutlinerfo.sourceforge.net/. You first have to prepare (and import in the tool) bookmarks entered ...
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How to change the font(s) used on a pdf, or improve how they are rendered?

Based on the sample you provided, you will not be able to change the font on that particular document. Here is why: As one commenter already suggested, it is very clear from the sample you provided ...
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How can I "name" PDF pages?

Okay, so I found a few answers elsewhere on Stack Overflow that answers my question. Very few programs can perform this process on a PDF, so you'll need to do it by hand in a plain-text editor that ...
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Reading PDFs on Kindle device

You can use Duokan. It is available for Kindle 2, 3, 4, 5 and DX versions. It's upgrade and it's safe. (no jailbreak) The extension allows Kindle to work with EPUB, CHM, DOC, TXT, ZIP, RAR, JPG, PNG,...
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What devices support reading scanned PDF documents well?

I currently use 9.7" Onyx Boox M96, a device from 2014, and find it adequate for the job. To answer your questions: the largest PDF file I have is a 330MB scan of a book at 300dpi no problem with ...
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I am looking for a software or a way to list, extract, count, in short, analyze a book which is in epub or pdf format

We can achieve this using Windows PowerShell (with an example epub from IDPF): $book = [System.IO.File]::ReadAllBytes("$env:TEMP\cc-shared-culture.epub") [System.Reflection.Assembly]::...
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How to create clickable table of contents in a PDF?

The best solution I found: https://wiki.gnome.org/Attic/PdfMod Extract: You can reorder, rotate, and remove pages, export images from a document, edit the title, subject, author, and keywords, and ...
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

I say this as something who doesn't normally use the product, but Adobe InDesign allows for an easy export into PDF and epub. I don't know about formatting code blocks though. Adobe ID has a monthly ...
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

If you don't want the hassle of setting up the full LaTeX stack, as needed with the, in this respect, unfriendly pandoc, you can have a look at reStructured text and Sphinx. For these tools exists to ...
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

Actually you can have a try on this service I made recently. It will optimize the layout into a kindle readable format using k2pdfopt, with additional two column paper format support. Link: http://...
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Any way to increase font size in Moon reader when reading pdf?

No - pdf's are statically sized documents. One of the benefits of different formats such as EPUB and amazon's MOBI files are that they are reflowable and built with html and css. This is what allows ...
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Convert an Android app which is actually an ebook to a pdf file?

Neither of the apps that you linked to are ebooks, in the description for LeetCode Cracker it even states that it is reading the data from GitHub which is why it requires an internet connection to ...
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Creating an eBook with GIF animations

We can integrate the gif format in epub3 packages say as a background to div container or another option would be convert gif to mp4 format.
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Ereader that won't blur pdfs

Quality resolution for PDFs is awfully dependent on screen size. The bigger the display, the easier it is to read. I don't have much experience working with Kindle's PDF converter/reader, but it's ...
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Ereader that won't blur pdfs

I have a 1st gen Kobo Glo, and it renders PDF files pretty well. I have to say that I don't usually use my ereader with PDF files, a 6 inch screen is really not the best way to read an A4 sized page, ...
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